Root canal is an effective treatment for patients suffering from tooth infection. It helps retain your natural tooth and avoid tooth extraction. When your tooth becomes infected due to cavities or cracks, a root canal treatment can ease the pain and make your mouth healthy again. Come to Northland Village Dental Centre for routine oral care and a root canal in Calgary. We accept new patients. Our team is committed to help our patients maintain their oral health and provide them with the best possible care they deserve.
Each tooth has a tissue-filled space inside called the pulp. This pulp is sensitive, and it becomes infected when bacteria eat through a tooth's enamel and affect the tissues within. When this happens, you need a root canal to remove the affected pulp and seal the tooth again.
Here's what you can expect from the procedure:
Our dentist will create an opening in your tooth to access the infected or decaying pulp. We will remove the tissue and sanitize the inside of your tooth to prevent further decay and possible tooth loss. We will then fill the space with a permanent material called gutta-percha to keep the tooth healthy and intact.
The first sign of any dental issue is discomfort, often accompanied by pain. Therefore, if you experience any discomfort while eating or at any other time, it is recommended you to visit a dentist and take early preventive measures. More specifically, to root canals, if you experience or notice any of the following symptoms, do stop by for a checkup.
Root canal treatment is an alternative to tooth extraction and helps preserve your natural teeth. Your dentist might recommend this treatment if your tooth pulp is infected. If you have been experiencing a severe toothache, swelling or tenderness in the gum, consult our dentists immediately. Advantages of root canal treatment are:
• Improves the functionality of your teeth
• Prevents infections from spreading
• Helps avoid further complications
• Reduces pain and discomfort
The procedure involved in getting a root canal treatment done is pretty straightforward. It will start with your dentist administering an anesthetic to the affected area so that you do not feel any pain during the treatment, and even if you do, it is often minimal and bearable. Then, your dentist will make an access hole in your enamel that will allow them to access the affected area in the soft tissue. After, the actual process of doing away with the problem begins. In order to avoid any further infection, the affected area will be cleaned, disinfected and sealed after the affected soft tissue is rid of the problem. Finally, the root cancel will be covered with a crown.
The entire procedure is often completed in 1-2 sittings.
After the treatment is complete, you may experience some numbness in your lips and teeth. This is completely normal and is nothing to be alarmed by. This numbness is likely to disappear sometime after the effect of the anesthetic wears off. Later on, you are likely to feel pain for one to two days. In this case, you can consult with the dentist and take painkillers that will help minimize the discomfort.
Our team of experienced doctors has access to the latest technological developments in the field. We will treat you and help you understand the root of the issue, and work with you throughout the procedure to avoid the recurrence of similar dental problems in the future.
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Many patients feel nervous before a root canal, which is completely normal. This procedure may have a bad reputation for its pain and difficulty—but with new techniques and tools, modern root canal treatments have become faster and more comfortable than ever before. You can also count on our dentists for preventive, cosmetic and restorative dentistry services. To schedule a root canal in Calgary, call us immediately.